Partzilla Live Q&A with John Talley – April 02, 2021

Welcome to another edition of Live Q&A with Partzilla’s master mechanic John Talley answering your motorcycle and ATV repair questions. 

John was a little under the weather this week, but he was still in a giving mood and decided to start giving stuff away during his live sessions. This week John wanted to give back to our live Q&A participants and went with the aftermarket Motion Pro Slacksetter tool

Partzilla Live Q&A with John Talley 04/02/21

Here’s what John had to say about the giveaway:

John Talley: We’re actually going to start giving away whatever I feel like in the studio, and today in particular, we’re going to give away a Motion Pro tool called a Slacksetter, and we actually have a how-to video showing you how to use this thing. And if you’ve ever tried to get your chain adjusted correctly, just using your fingers is probably not the best way to go about it. This little gadget makes sure you get a consistent setting on your chain every single time. 

Aftermarket tools and parts were touched on quite a bit in this week’s session. Check out some excerpts from Partzilla’s latest live Q&A session below, and tune into our YouTube and Facebook channels every Friday at 3pm Eastern for the next edition.

Partzilla Live Q&A Highlights – Aftermarket Tools and Parts

Motion Pro Tire Tools

Which is the best manual tire changer equipment you guys carry?

John Talley: We carry an assortment of Motion Pro tire-changing tools. They’ve got the longer arms, the swept arms, they even have the smaller ones that you can actually carry with you if you’re running an enduro. But I would say check out the Motion Pro stuff. It’s served me well over the years, and they have several different types of changers as far as the arms go and the accessories that go with them. 

K&N Air Filters

If I install a K&N air filter in my Honda ATV, will I need to upgrade the jets in my carb?

John Talley: No, you shouldn’t have to do anything. One of the biggest advantages with the K&N is that it is going to flow a little bit better but it’s not going to make you re-jet your machine for that. It’s biggest advantage is that when it gets dirty, you just go through the process to clean it back up and then reinstall it, so it’ll pay for itself very quickly. I’m sure we have a video showing you which products to use to get it cleaned up

Wiseco Aftermarket Clutch

What clutch do you recommend other than OEM for a Honda CR500?

John Talley: If you would, go take a look at the Wiseco setup. …  I know they make it for the CR500. A beast by the way, but I’m not sure of your year ... go take a peek at the clutch system from Wiseco. I know that they offer a forged setup … and I was really impressed with it. It was a fairly easy install … go check out the Wiseco line and tell me what you think.   

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